BREAKING: Jamey Johnson Show Cancelled Over Gun Control Issues

Well, sh*t. We’re not entirely clear what happened here, but it looks like there were some security concerns by the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Johnson crew didn’t take to kindly to the harsh security measures.

The venue posted this to Facebook:

Jamey Johnson’s drummer Tony TC Coleman had this to say in response:

AS A MEMBER OF JAMEY’S BAND, HOUSE OF BLUES MANAGEMENT “LIVE NATION ” WAS WRONG FOR HOW THEY TREATED THE SITUATION. JAMEY WAS READY TO GIVE AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE AS HE HAS DONE EVERY NIGHT SINCE THE YEAR AND 3 MONTHS I’VE BEEN IN HIS BAND. I STAND WITH HIM ON THIS. HOUSE OF BLUES DID’NT NEED TO TREAT US LIKE WE WERE TERRORIST. THEY PUT A MEDAL DETECTOR BETWEEN JAMEY’S BUSSES AND THE STAGE ENTRANCE AND THE ONLY PEOPLE COMING IN AND OUT OF HIS BUSES WAS US. HIS BAND AND CREW AND WE ALL HAVE LAMINATED STAGE IDENTIFICATION. WE DID NOT COME TO HOUSE OF BLUES TO BE TREATED LIKE WE ARE GOING TO KILL THE FANS. IF SOMEONE CAME BACKSTAGE TO HARM ANYBODY YOU BETTER PRAY THERE IS A JAMEY JOHNSON TYPE INDIVIDUAL AROUND. THE BACKSTAGE AREA IS SUPPOSED TO BE TIGHTLY SECURED FOR OUR PROTECTION NOT TO PROTECT US FROM OURSELVES. HOW CAN YOU EXPECT ANY ARTIST TO GIVE A GREAT PERFORMANCE IF YOU ARE GONNA GIVE HIM OR HER A BUNCH OF SHIT BEFORE WE PERFORM. I STAND WITH JAMEY BECAUSE HE’S A DAMN PERFECTIONIST ABOUT GIVING THE FANS A GREAT QAULITY PERFORMANCE WITHOUT ANY PHONEY CELEBRITY BULLSHIT. TOO BAD LIVE NATIONS CAN’T FIGURE IT OUT. AND FOR LIVE NATION CONCERTS SAYING THE ARTIST DID NOT ENTER THE BUILDING IS A DAMN LIE. WE DID A HOUR PLUS SOUNDCHECK. NO ARTIST SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE THAT.

Damn shame. Jamey is a phenomenal performer.

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